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Upgrading my graphics card


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#1 ur3d3ad1

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

Mod edit: moved from Win7 to Internal Hardware ~~boopme

Hi , i want to upgrade my current graphics card which is ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series as i want to be able to play some games on my pc such as COD Black ops 1 & 2,Assassin's Creed 3 and other latest games. I'm looking to spend between $75 - $150 on it.(maybe $200) Also i'm wondering whether there will be any compatibility issues with my motherboard? Below is the spec of my pc:

Machine name: DELL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 1284MB used, 761MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type:
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5B60&SUBSYS_06021002&REV_00
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 31 MB
Shared Memory: 255 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Driver Name: atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.cap,atitmmxx
Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.0630 (English)
Driver Version: 8.56.1.16
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0

Edited by hamluis, 21 January 2013 - 05:14 PM.
Moved from Internal Harddware to System Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

Try here---

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Unfortunately any video card you put into that system will be bottle-necked by your processor and RAM. The Pentium D was the first dual core processor and is very old and outdated as of today. You would also need more/faster RAM as well to run any high end games. Sorry man :-\
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

Unfortunately any video card you put into that system will be bottle-necked by your processor and RAM. The Pentium D was the first dual core processor and is very old and outdated as of today. You would also need more/faster RAM as well to run any high end games. Sorry man :-\

So what's the best thing for me to do? Buy a better computer or add more RAM with a better graphic card?

Edited by ur3d3ad1, 20 January 2013 - 02:00 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

That CPU will certainly bottleneck the new GPU, not to mention the games. Games will also need a more powerful CPU than a Pentium. The RAM amount is also very low, Windows 7 should have 2GB minimum with 4GB preferred. To use 4GB or more, you need a 64-bit OS.

In other words, I would suggest saving your money and getting, or building, a new PC.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

I agree, you could build a lower end gaming system for $500-$700 that would crush your current setup, and I'm talking crushhhhh.
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